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Jax begins to doubt the club after a string of lawlessness hits the town. Meanwhile, his life also becomes unstable when he learns his druggy ex-wife has given birth to his son prematurely.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Wednesday September 03rd, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (5USA) May 18, 2009
NL (RTL 7) Nov 21, 2010

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (26 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Drea de MatteoDrea de Matteo
As Wendy Case

Guest Stars
Dendrie TaylorDendrie Taylor
As Luanne
Emilio RiveraEmilio Rivera
As Marcus Alvarez
Glenn PlummerGlenn Plummer
As Sheriff Vic Trammel
Mitch PileggiMitch Pileggi
As Ernest Darby
Nicholas GuestNicholas Guest
voiced John Teller
Ryan HurstRyan Hurst
As Harry 'Opie' Lerner
Sprague GraydenSprague Grayden
As Donna Winston
Theo RossiTheo Rossi
As Jean Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz
Tory KittlesTory Kittles
As Laroy
William LuckingWilliam Lucking
As Piermont 'Piney' Winston
Cameron GoodmanCameron Goodman
As Louise Hoffman
James GeraldenJames Geralden
As Male Back Up Singer
Jon Jon BrionesJon Jon Briones
As Asian Elvis
Stevie LongStevie Long
As Long John
Wandah KayWandah Kay
As Female Back Up Singer
Main Cast
Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
As Jackson 'Jax' Teller
Ron PerlmanRon Perlman
As Clarence 'Clay' Morrow
Katey SagalKatey Sagal
As Gemma Teller Morrow
Mark Boone JuniorMark Boone Junior
As Robert 'Bobby' Munson
Kim CoatesKim Coates
As Alex 'Tig' Trager
Tommy Flanagan (1)Tommy Flanagan (1)
As Filip 'Chibs' Telford
Johnny LewisJohnny Lewis
As Kip 'Half-Sack' Epps
Maggie SiffMaggie Siff
As Tara Knowles


The Mayans are breaking into what looks like a front house. They steal what they are looking for and torch the place. Jax is in a mini mart buying a few things when he hears the explosion. They drive up to it the next morning and the house is completely torched. All of their M4's and glocks are gone or destroyed. Not only that, but there were two Mexican woman hiding in some sort of secret room that ended up meeting their demise due to it. They discuss all of this with Sheriff Trammel, who is paid to deal with them the way they see fit...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Album LeafWritings on the Wall 
The Black KeysHard Row 
Campanas De AmericaTus Ojitos 
Fireball MinistryKick Back 
Gia CiambottiBobilicious 
The LionsNo Generation 
The LionsMachine 
Maylene and the Sons of DisasterPlenty Strong, Plenty Wrong 
Sun Kil MoonLike The RiverWhen Jackson is in the storage room
Year Long DisasterFool and You 

Episode Quotes
Jackson: It ain't easy being king.
Clay: Remember that.

Jackson: Some days you're the beemer, some days you're the g-d d-mned deer.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorKurt Sutter
Executive ProducerKurt Sutter  |  John Linson  |  Art Linson  |  James D. Parriott
Associate ProducerCraig Yahata
CastingWendy O'Brien
MusicBob Thiele Jr.
Costume DesignerKelli Jones
Post Production SupervisorGrace Whitehouse
Art DirectorLori Agostino
Sound MixerTim Cooney
CinematographerPaul Maibaum
Art DepartmentJamie Collelo
FoleyTim Chilton
Warning: Sons of Anarchy season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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